Volleyball Outlasts Wright State, 25-30, 31-29, 33-31, 20-30, 15-11.|
Nov. 1, 2002
Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball team recorded a team-season high in digs and tied a team-season high in blocks to help propel the Flames to the five-game Horizon League victory over Wright State on Friday evening at the C.J. McLin Gymnasium.
"There was a lot of defense on both sides of the net," UIC head coach Don August said. "There definitely wasn't a lot of offense today for either team and we ended up on top."
Junior outside hitter Teaha Shepperd led four UIC players in double-digit kills with 15, followed by senior outside hitter Lara Clarkson (13 kills), junior outside hitter Lindsey Filkins (12 kills) and sophomore middle hitter Kristi Herrington (12 kills).
With the victory, UIC improves to 17-11 overall and 4-5 in Horizon League play while Wright State falls to 14-10 on the campaign and 4-6 in league action. UIC is currently a half of a game behind UW-Green Bay for third-place in the Horizon League.
Sophomore libero Jordan Studzinski recorded a career-high 26 digs on the evening to help the Flames to a team-season high 113 digs. Junior setter Meghan Keck and Shepperd each notched 20 digs apiece, for the Flames.
Herrington denied a total of seven Wright State shots to lead UIC to match their team-season high of 12 blocks on the night.
Tricia Naseman pounded home a match-high 23 kills to lead Wright State while McKenzie Tiffin (16 kills) and Alison Sipiorski (11 kills) each recorded solid performances for the Raiders.
Wright State recorded 73 kills to UIC's 59 on the night, but the Raiders were done in by 18 service errors.
UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., to take on the Butler Bulldogs at 4:00 p.m.